Top 5 Reasons to Test Your Indoor Air Quality

Good indoor air quality is one of the most important aspects of healthy living. Poor air quality can be detrimental to your health and safety, especially if you are dealing with hazardous airborne pollutants. In this article, we will share the top 5 reasons to test your indoor air quality. 

Health Concerns 

Indoor air quality can have a direct impact on your health. Poor indoor air quality can negatively impact on your health, especially if you are susceptible to respiratory conditions like allergies and asthma. Indoor pollutants like mold, dust, and pollen can exacerbate health problems and trigger symptoms. If you’ve noticed a worsening of your allergies or asthma, consider having indoor air quality testing performed to ensure your indoor air isn’t contributing to your symptoms. 

Energy Efficiency 

Having poor indoor air quality can cause your HVAC system to overwork, which taxes the system and causes inefficiencies. Inefficient HVAC systems can lead to increased energy bills and reduce the overall lifespan of the unit. Furthermore, if your home has poor ventilation or air leaks, the energy efficiency of your HVAC unit can plummet, leading to higher bills and an overworked system. Testing your indoor air quality can be a great way to gauge how efficient your HVAC unit is, and make adjustments if needed. 

Home Safety

Everyone wants to live in a safe, healthy home, and one step to ensuring your home is safe is by having an indoor air quality test. At Carolina Comfort Air, we offer indoor air quality testing to help protect your family from dangerous airborne pollutants, bacteria, and other contaminants. Carbon monoxide poisoning is another very serious concern that homeowners need to be aware of. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can accumulate in homes that have incorrectly installed or poorly ventilated appliances like stoves or hot water heaters. While uncommon, carbon monoxide can accumulate in your home without you knowing, which is why indoor air quality testing is so important. 


If you’ve had remodeling or renovations in your home, it is highly recommended that you get an indoor air quality test to ensure your home is free of pollutants. Debris from renovations can linger around and can cause problems with your HVAC system and endanger the health of your family. This is especially true if your home had poor ventilation during the construction or you have noticed an increase in respiratory symptoms. After a remodel or renovation, we recommend that you change your air filters more often until all the construction debris has been filtered out. 

Environmental Concerns 

If your home is located in an area with increased environmental concerns, like a construction site, heavy traffic, or industrial activity, it is recommended that you take extra precautions to ensure you have good indoor air quality. In addition to having regular indoor air quality testing, we also recommend investing in products that can help keep your indoor air clean, like air cleaners, air purifiers, media filters, and UV lights. These certified indoor air quality solutions help to: 

  • Prevent bacteria build up
  • Reduce cold & flu germs 
  • Eliminate airborne & surface contaminants 
  • Improve indoor air quality 
  • Improve HVAC efficiency 

Get your HVAC unit ready for spring by scheduling your routine maintenance appointment today with the experts at Carolina Comfort Air. Give us a call at (919) 348-4451 to make your appointment today.